Peugeot 407 Saloon (04-11) - Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 18 Mar 2014
3.5
The Peugeot 407 majors on style in an attempt to tempt buyers away from other mainstream family cars and with its gaping grille and long front overhang it certainly stands out. However newer alternatives like the Citroen C5 and Ford Mondeo are better looking and the Peugeot is no longer as striking as it once was.

Peugeot 407 Saloon (04-11)
Distinctive styling, good rear passenger space, strong diesel engines
No hatchback version, limited storage, slack gearchange, interior quality could be better

New price range:

£15,255 - £25,925

Used price range:

£788 - £7,956

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

The Peugeot 407 majors on style in an attempt to tempt buyers away from other mainstream family cars and with its gaping grille and long front overhang it certainly stands out. However newer alternatives like the Citroen C5 and Ford Mondeo are better looking and the Peugeot is no longer as striking as it once was. There's also no hatchback available (although an estate badged SW is offered) so practicality is compromised. On the plus side it is well equipped, comfortable and has a five-star crash safety rating while there are some excellent diesel engines available. The model was mildly revised in September 2008 with a tweaked front end and rear bumper along with specification changes and a new SR model.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

2.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

2.5 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 The size, the comfort, the quiteness, motorway drive.  

4 out of 5

Matty Hawthorne ,   25 Sep 2013    ... read more

 It gets you from A to B in relative comfort (except for the ride).  

2 out of 5

Steven Sneade ,   02 Jun 2013    ... read more

 Good driving position with bags of legroom in the front and back. The boot is very cramped with tight access and height restricted. Windows don't hold condensation and they clear pretty quickly when...  

4 out of 5

David Jeffery ,   27 Apr 2013    ... read more

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